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IMPOSSIBLE ENGINEERING

The test-winning freerace board for technical windsurfing, looking for the impossible: maximum speed mixed with comfort, control and jibing precision. The perfect board for long distance racing.

The Futura shapes are carried-over from 2017 with their shorter, wider outlines, thinner profiles, new tail shapes and new Vee distribution.

They are offered in two technologies: our new Carbon L.C.F. construction designed for the lowest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint and our Carbon Reflex construction, our very lightest technology that uses the most exclusive, lightest biaxial grade carbon fibres for an even lighter weight on the scales.

 



 

90 | 97 | 107 | 117 | 127 | 137

PROFILE

All Futuras use the equivalent size iSonic rockerline, the basis for their top racing performance.

They have an extra thin profile with a deep deck concave for maximum control, the lowest center of gravity and a more efficient, vertical sail position.

OUTLINES

With lengths between 233 and 235 cm, the Futuras are relatively short, thin and wide for a wider wind range and planing efficiency.

Their narrow tails help improve jibing performance while the added area above the cut-aways improve jibe exit speed without affecting straight line performances.
BOTTOM SHAPE

BOTTOM SHAPE

The Futuras have a more pronounced Vee throughout the hull for jibing performance, comfort and a more lively ride.

CUT-AWAYS

Open-angle cut-away shapes prevent water trapping, reduce turbulence and wetted area to release more top end speed.

ADDED VOLUME

Resulting from the same design program as the iSonics, the Futuras have added volume above the cut-aways which helps to keep speed in and out of the jibe.


Rider: Rémi Vila
Location: Western Australia
Photographer: John Carter

RAILS

The rails are rounder and thinner than an iSonic for more carving bite and easy jibing.

They have a visible Carbon Innegra rail band that adds to the boards’ core structural stiffness.
SLICK FOOTSTRAPS AND PADS

SLICK FOOTSTRAPS AND PADS

The Futuras offer a more comfortable sailing position and more footstrap position options than the iSonics.

They come with a new generation of Drake Slick straps that are more comfortable than the Drake UltraLight straps and where the top cover is made from recycled plastic bottles, in partnership with Waste2Wear. They're strong and comfortable with strap-size indicators for easy adjustments.
SLALOM DW

SLALOM DW

The Futuras are fitted with Drake flagship’s Slalom DW Ready to Race fins, top-end production fins that will bring out the best in the Futuras.

The Slalom DW model provides huge amounts of speed and acceleration with a great jibing ability.

CARBON REFLEX

The Futuras are available in our ultra-light Carbon Reflex technology, a made-to-order, limited edition.

These are our very lightest boards built in the most exclusive, lightest grade biaxial carbon fibres on top of our innovative UltraCore sandwich core. The results are boards that are lighter than anything you’ve seen before.

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CARBON L.C.F.

They are also available in our new carbon construction designed for the lightest weight but also the lowest carbon footprint.

At 86 kg of CO2 emissions for a 117 liter board, Carbon L.C.F. is our most environmentally-friendly board yet, using bio resin and our exclusive end-grain Balsa sandwich core.
Learn more about Carbon L.C.F.

CO2 EMISSIONS PER TECHNOLOGY

 

Our bio-resin has half the carbon emissions footprint of conventional epoxy resin and end-grain Balsa has a tenth of the footprint of conventional PVC sandwich cores.

Boards built using the Carbon L.C.F. technology use Smart Carbon vectors: putting the carbon smartly in the right places for an optimized combination of stiffness, flex and feel and ultimately allowing us to use less of it.

We've also removed all plastic from our packaging: bubble-wrap, plastic dust bags and EPS blocks have been replaced with honeycomb and corrugated cardboard to further reduce the carbon footprint of a Starboard.

Performance

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Specifications

Model

Futura 90

Futura 97

Futura 107

Futura 117

Futura 127

Futura 137

Technology

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Carbon Reflex | Carbon L.C.F.

Volume

90

97

107

117

127

137

Length

233 cm

235 cm

235 cm

230 cm

230 cm

230 cm

Width

62 cm

67 cm

71 cm

77.5 cm

83 cm

88 cm

Tail Width

40.7 cm

44.4 cm

46.6 cm

46.0 cm

52.3 cm

54.0 cm

Thickness

11.8 cm

11.7 cm

11.6 cm

11.6 cm

11.6 cm

11.7 cm

Bottom Shape (Tail to Nose)

Flat Vee into Double Concave

Flat Vee into Double Concave

Flat Vee into Double Concave

Flat Vee into Double Concave

Flat Vee into Double Concave

Flat Vee into Double Concave

Footstrap Rows

2

2

2

2

2

2

Fin

Drake Slalom DW 34

Drake Slalom DW 36

Drake Slalom DW 38

Drake Slalom DW 42

Drake Slalom DW 44

Drake Slalom DW 46

Finbox

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Tuttle Box

Fin Range

28 - 38

30 - 40

34 - 44

36 - 46

40 - 50

42 - 52

Sail Range

4.0m² - 7.0m²

4.5m² - 7.5m²

5.0m² - 8.0m²

5.5m² - 8.5m²

6.0m² - 9.5m²

6.5m² - 10.0m²

Weight (Carbon L.C.F.)

5.90 kg

6.15 kg

6.70 kg

6.85 kg

7.40 kg

7.70 kg

Weight (Carbon Reflex)

5.35 kg

5.60 kg

6.10 kg

6.40 kg

6.85 kg

7.00 kg